Former Express teammate Brad Hunt and somehow a die hard Islander fan is jealous of Tyler McNeely, the former Express captain has signed a one year deal with the New York Islanders.
This season McNeely completed a 4 year career at Northeastern University where he scored 44 goals and 95 points. He then signed with the Islanders AHL affiliate in Bridgeport to finish the season where he averaged more than a point per game with 5 goals and 11 points in 10 games.
McNeely played three seasons with the Express from 2004-07 scoring 215 points in 161 games. His best year in the regular season at least came in the 06-07 when he scored 32 goals and 104 points. But he is best remembered for his performance in the 2006 playoffs. He led all BCHL scorers with 36 points in 20 games including scoring the Fred Page Cup winning goal in game 6 vs. the Penticton Vees. That was part of the journey that eventually saw McNeely lift the Royal Bank Cup.